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Published by U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C. (101 Independence Ave., S.E. Washington 20559-6000) .
Written in English


  • Copyright -- United States,
  • Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans -- Working drawings

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Edition Notes

GenreDesigns and plans, Working drawings.
SeriesCircular -- 41., Circular (Library of Congress. Copyright Office) -- 41.
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Copyright Office.
The Physical Object
Pagination3, [1] p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17574714M

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copyright on these plans and sued builders for infringement and builders won on summary judgment because owners' plans, as derivative works, did not qualify for copyright protection and owners failed to show that builders had copied their work); Johnson v. Jones, F.3d (6th Cir. ); Phelps & . IPO Information Centre [email protected] Telephone: Fax: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Find out about call charges. Failure to seek permission or an exception could expose you to claims of copyright infringement. What is fair use? The Fair Use Doctrine (17 U.S.C. § []) allows others to reproduce copyrighted works in certain circumstances without seeking permission from the copyright holder. The Web Presence was established in Jurisdiction for all Web Pages is in Austin, Travis County, Texas.